Top 5 Art Events Around Lorton – Summer 2019

This summer, connect with your inner artist or musician without going far from home. These five events are bringing the best of local art to you and your family all in the Lorton area. Start planning now for these recurring performances and exhibits coming to Northern Virginia in Summer 2019.

Arts in the Parks

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Where: Burke Lake Park Amphitheater, E.C. Lawrence Park Amphitheater, Mason District Park Amphitheater, and Frying Pan Farm Park Visitor Center
When: Wednesdays and Saturdays between June 22 and August 21, 10:00 AM

Why we love it: The Arts in the Parks series brings live entertainment to families around Fairfax County. Kid-friendly musicians perform at four different Fairfax County parks, making it easy to start your Wednesday and Saturday mornings with a song.

Workhouse Mural Project and Festival

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Where: Workhouse Arts Center
When: Saturday, August 3, 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Why we love it: Watch art in action at the inaugural Workhouse Mural Project and Festival. Local muralists will paint three-dimension cubes as attendees listen to live music, food trucks, and more in Lorton. Plus, check out the new LOVE sign that is making its home around the corner from Liberty at the Workhouse Arts Center.

ChalkFest at Reston Town Center

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Where: Reston Town Center
When: Saturday, September 14, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Why we love it: Enjoy the final weekend of summer at Reston’s annual ChalkFest, an art festival devoted entirely to chalk art. There are three different contest categories, ranging from kids to professionals, so everyone can get in on the fun.

Summer Sounds Concerts

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Where: Harris Pavilion
When: Every other Saturday through Labor Day, 6:30 PM

Why we love it: The Harris Pavilion ice rink is gone for the summer and musicians are here to help you enjoy the warm weather. The Center for the Arts of Greater Manassas hosts this free concert series all summer long. Rain or shine, come out to see musical acts from a range of genres on select Saturday evenings until Labor Day.

Third Thursday Art Series

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Where: ArtSpace Gallery Herndon
When: Every third Saturday in July – September, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Why we love it: The Third Thursday Arts Series brings the Greater Herndon community together to engage with and experience the arts. Attendees can see live performances, try a dance or instrument lesson, or purchase handcrafted items.

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Featured image by: Workhouse Arts Center